Continental Tyres Women’s National League champions Wexford Youths WFC moved to just three points behind UCD Waves in the race for this season's title.
Wexford took all three points from Jackson Park in a 2-1 victory with hosts UCD Waves rarely troubling Youths goalkeeper Tamara Furlong.
Will Doyle's team took the lead two minutes into the second half when Claire O’Riordan robbed the ball from UCD keeper Monica McGuirk following a back pass and slotted the ball home.
Wexford doubled their lead on 61 minutes when Edel Kennedy rose at the back post to head Emma Hansberry’s corner-kick past McGuirk.
Aine O’Gorman pulled one back for UCD from the penalty spot with two minutes remaining after Julie-Ann Russell had been fouled. It was too little too late however as Wexford took the win.
Meanwhile, Shelbourne Ladies are now five points off leaders UCD following their 7-0 victory over Kilkenny United WFC in Buckley Park.
Megan Lynch opened the scoring for Shels after five minutes with Leanne Kiernan adding a second 11 minutes later and Siobhan Killeen making it 3-0 on 24 minutes.
Sophie Watters put Shels four ahead, two minutes after the break with Pearl Slattery heading home Killeen’s corner two minutes later.
Noelle Murray headed in Watters cross on 73 minutes. Killeen scuffed the chance to make it 7-0 from the penalty spot on 81 minutes.
However the Republic of Ireland international made up for it by wrapping up the scoring a minute later with an edge of the box screamer.
UCD Waves 1 – 2 Wexford Youths WFC
Kilkenny United WFC 0 – 7 Shelbourne Ladies